Beastie Boys – Gratitude (music video)

Almost 25 years later, Check Your Head remains one of my favorite records. How could it not be, with songs like “Gratitude” on it? “Gratitude” stands alone as a song, but the video makes it even better. It’s an homage to Pink Floyd’s recording at Pompeii. The Beasties Boys didn’t play at Pompeii, I don’t think, but they did play outdoors, and filmed in the same style as the Pink Floyd Pompeii film. You will also notice the “Pink Floyd / London” labels spray painted on the sides of the speakers and other equipment, to make the homage complete. Check it out.